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RE: Axis turn 1 guide - 3/15/2011 4:59:35 AM   
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Here is the thread for AGS: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2694636

AGC/N: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2701999

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RE: Axis turn 1 guide - 3/15/2011 3:26:48 PM   
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I'll ask if at the least the rethinking turn 1 and how to organize the Red Army threads can be stickied, as well as possibly the two threads Klydon linked to, even though the rethinking turn 1 thread presents the most recent strategies/ideas.

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RE: Axis turn 1 guide - 7/1/2011 11:17:17 AM   
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Thanks for the tip! I've managed to wipe out close to 5300 Russian planes on turn 1...there's nothing left for me to bomb!

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RE: Axis turn 1 guide - 10/17/2012 10:12:26 PM   
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This is only my second game therefore I must be doing something wrong. After the bombing run I had 140 losses to 2119 soviet planes destroyed.

Any idea what Im doing wrong?

Basically my steps going into the bombing were: start Barbarbosa campaign, changed the "percent required to fly" to 10 in the Air Doctrine screen, and bomb airfields (using the shift-right click option). Going from North to South by the time I start bombing the airfields around Lvov I'm using the Rumanians, therefore I have nothing left to bomb the airfields around Odessa. (I'm bombing the airfields until less than xx/30). So it appears I'm using my bombers too quickly and NOT getting the results.

I'd appreciate any help you can possibly offer.

Thanks

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RE: Axis turn 1 guide - 10/17/2012 10:57:23 PM   
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You probably aren't doing anything wrong, as this post was from last year and an earlier version of the game, the plane losses on the ground on T1 have been revised since then.

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RE: Axis turn 1 guide - 10/17/2012 11:37:50 PM   
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Oh thank you very much for the update. I've played this beginning about 5-6 times with similar results and couldnt figure it out.

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RE: Axis turn 1 guide - 7/24/2013 2:09:28 AM   
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ComradeP - how do you "go to the air groups screen and set all upgrades to manual"? Do you have to do that squadron by squadron, or is there a way to do that en masse?

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RE: Axis turn 1 guide - 7/24/2013 7:47:30 AM   
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you can do it from the commander report screen
you go to airgroup
you will have to make for each

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RE: Axis turn 1 guide - 8/3/2013 12:14:23 AM   
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Nowadays you do it more like this

1) Setting to fly first turn to 5 or 10%
Ground support to 0%
Ground support escort to 300% highest possible
General ground support to yes
2)Take a look at your fighter force or airforce in general
3)There are 5 or 6 airfilds rather far away a) from the front and b) from their headquarters. Move the units more to the front or the HQ to the units, at least bring the units in 5 hex distant to HQ.
4)Scout the map and the frontnear airfields till info everywhere is visible.
5)Start with the ground attack, usually in the north.
While your infantry advances your fighters will turtle shot the red air force. If you came close to an airfield stop your advance and move on in direction or sector of an other airfield. Do this over the whole map. Direct your advance to a point that you can overrun all frontnear airfields , but dont do it right now. Do all possible infantry fighting before overrunning any airfield.
6)Take annother look at your fighter force. You have shot down 500 to 700 sov airplanes right now for only few losses.
7)Now start the airfield bombing, setting both on 100 or above. Start with the frontnear airports, use Do117, Ju87, Me 110 and Me 109, simply all what is not He 111 or Ju 88. Do all out attacks.
If you click on an Tac bomber airfield you will have them on the screen together with all fighters in range.
Bomb only if the prey is plentyful and use all what you have. Some of the sov airfields only have halve of the original aircraft on duty by now. These you devastate normally in one single blow.
Repeat that with all airfields you can reach by tac bombers, Do 117 and the fighters.
8)If an airfild is down to 20 or 30 planes it is no more an good target. So the next part is overrun that airfields.
9) Now move if you can your fighters over the former border, not more than 5 hexes so, but still in command range, Cr is very important.
10) Now its time for your high altitude bombers, they should not have a single mile flown by now.
Pick the red airfields that you can reach with escort fighters first. If the target is 150 to 300 plane strong one again do all out attacks.
The open field airports are generally a better target, that those in citys, may be even dislodge city airports by overrunning first.
11) Now take the middle range away airfields, prefer the Bomber fields, that you can reach with your escort fighters. Prefer the fields your Panzers will overrun later.
12) Do the bombing in Kishinev and whatever you can reach fron Rumanian soil, till no flying mile is more availible.
13) Overun the airfilds with your tanks as it comes.
14) Refuel some panzercorps, a little is possible even in first turn.
15) Look at your commanders screen and to the death toll. Experience is high, Moral is high, even Ju87 should still have not less than 75 moral. If you do less than 3500 sov plane after first turn is over you still can make it better.

OR if that is to much detail play for you and you prefer lightning airstrike first tactik at least place your airfields in command range befor flying, so that your " My Ju87 are so useless, moral is downs to 40, sniff" days are over. That Ju 87 are later in game turn 2+ passable night bombers btw.

Enough for today

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RE: Axis turn 1 guide - 8/10/2013 10:51:02 PM   
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Thx for this guide ! I learned a lot from it and now I'm ready to face my first PBEM.

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RE: Axis turn 1 guide - 9/3/2013 7:47:53 PM   
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I have stopped airfield bombing on T1 altogether and do no GS. Put AA units in your mobile formations. When you have enough AP move LW Flak regiments into each mobile HQ and hope your opponent likes to interdict. Set intercept to max.

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RE: Axis turn 1 guide - 11/27/2015 10:28:28 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Schattensand

Nowadays you do it more like this

1) Setting to fly first turn to 5 or 10%
Ground support to 0%
Ground support escort to 300% highest possible
General ground support to yes
2)Take a look at your fighter force or airforce in general
3)There are 5 or 6 airfilds rather far away a) from the front and b) from their headquarters. Move the units more to the front or the HQ to the units, at least bring the units in 5 hex distant to HQ.
4)Scout the map and the frontnear airfields till info everywhere is visible.
5)Start with the ground attack, usually in the north.
While your infantry advances your fighters will turtle shot the red air force. If you came close to an airfield stop your advance and move on in direction or sector of an other airfield. Do this over the whole map. Direct your advance to a point that you can overrun all frontnear airfields , but dont do it right now. Do all possible infantry fighting before overrunning any airfield.
6)Take annother look at your fighter force. You have shot down 500 to 700 sov airplanes right now for only few losses.
7)Now start the airfield bombing, setting both on 100 or above. Start with the frontnear airports, use Do117, Ju87, Me 110 and Me 109, simply all what is not He 111 or Ju 88. Do all out attacks.
If you click on an Tac bomber airfield you will have them on the screen together with all fighters in range.
Bomb only if the prey is plentyful and use all what you have. Some of the sov airfields only have halve of the original aircraft on duty by now. These you devastate normally in one single blow.
Repeat that with all airfields you can reach by tac bombers, Do 117 and the fighters.
8)If an airfild is down to 20 or 30 planes it is no more an good target. So the next part is overrun that airfields.
9) Now move if you can your fighters over the former border, not more than 5 hexes so, but still in command range, Cr is very important.
10) Now its time for your high altitude bombers, they should not have a single mile flown by now.
Pick the red airfields that you can reach with escort fighters first. If the target is 150 to 300 plane strong one again do all out attacks.
The open field airports are generally a better target, that those in citys, may be even dislodge city airports by overrunning first.
11) Now take the middle range away airfields, prefer the Bomber fields, that you can reach with your escort fighters. Prefer the fields your Panzers will overrun later.
12) Do the bombing in Kishinev and whatever you can reach fron Rumanian soil, till no flying mile is more availible.
13) Overun the airfilds with your tanks as it comes.
14) Refuel some panzercorps, a little is possible even in first turn.
15) Look at your commanders screen and to the death toll. Experience is high, Moral is high, even Ju87 should still have not less than 75 moral. If you do less than 3500 sov plane after first turn is over you still can make it better.

OR if that is to much detail play for you and you prefer lightning airstrike first tactik at least place your airfields in command range befor flying, so that your " My Ju87 are so useless, moral is downs to 40, sniff" days are over. That Ju 87 are later in game turn 2+ passable night bombers btw.

Enough for today


I have tried it and the soviets get far less casualties (around 2900 vs almost 4000) and I get more (135 vs 56). Oh, and, I dont know why, my fighter units get almost as many casualties as the soviet ones when they fight each other in ground support battles.

I guess some things have changed how air warfare works since you wrote that post.

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RE: Axis turn 1 guide - 4/12/2016 5:37:28 AM   
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Hi, I think most of the advice is obsolete. I really don't like "don't fly recon because you know where there at from playing before" Fly the recon any way.

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RE: Axis turn 1 guide - 5/12/2016 6:22:11 AM   
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I think some of the advice is still ok. I will give it a go under 1.08.08 beta and see what happens. In the meantime I can tell

1.Moving an airbase uses up aircraft Travel; moving by rail uses substantially less (up to 75% less) travel than moving by road.
2. German AI destroys approx 2000 russian aircraft in T1
3. Some claim they can destroy up to 5000 aircraft in T1 by moving airbases, hitting airfields with Tac Bombers, then using long range etc.
4. The Russians have large numbers of spare aircraft in their Pool so replenishment should come reasonably quickly.
5. The Russian aircraft that will do you some damage are the IL2 and the SUs, especially down South, so bomb them into dust.
6. If you can take out the more modern airframes as they cost more to build.

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RE: Axis turn 1 guide - 5/12/2016 9:58:54 PM   
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what the bombing of the soviet airforce does tho is it crushes experience and morale...which helps to keep the soviet airforce from affecting the battle in the early turns much.

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RE: Axis turn 1 guide - 5/13/2016 8:37:03 AM   
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Well it certainly crushes Morale which has dropped between 10 and 35 points depending on the unit but Experience seems to be down about 5 points (so far in my incomplete analysis)

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RE: Axis turn 1 guide - 6/18/2016 7:50:18 AM   
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I have a possibly noob question. I just noticed while setting up on turn 1, that many of the German Divisions do not have commanders at all. Can you assign Divisional Commanders or do you not need them? Is this also something you can fix in the editor? Thanks for any info.

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RE: Axis turn 1 guide - 6/18/2016 8:14:48 AM   
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No, commanders can be assigned only to corps level(and only to HQ units) and above.

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RE: Axis turn 1 guide - 6/18/2016 8:47:43 AM   
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Ah, thanks for that. That makes sense.

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